Messing About With PhotoShop

I am very visual and like to see things on a large-scale so I recently re-scaled and stitched together a portion of our work on the South Bank bone bed.  If this image is to be used for publication, it will need a lot of work.  There is really nowhere to stand and it is currently unfeasible to create a scaffold or walkway over this excavation.  Because of this, all the photos were taken “blind”, holding the camera as high as possible with the auto focus turned on.  There is, of course, distortion at the edges and the vignette around each individual image.  This will need to be removed to color/light merge them into a smooth transition.  Although it is much easier than it used to be, it all takes a lot of time.  Hopefully there will be some payoff in the end if for no other reason than it really expresses the complexity of bonebed excavation.

The image is very large and I hope it doesn’t cause too much trouble with people’s browsers.  Click the photo to see a much larger version.


About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee musician ... mostly
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2 Responses to Messing About With PhotoShop

  1. Assuming that each photo is a separate layer, have you considered using the merge layer command? I have had a good bit of success in getting smooth transitions between the different layers in this way.

    Still looks very cool as is!

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